Covent Garden’s coffee house and kitchen Abuelo is inviting all women within the creative and design sector to its first supper club: “Women in Architecture and Associated Arts” on Thursday 4 October from 7:00pm.
Hosted by Abuelo’s mother and daughter duo Lynette and Cloe De La Vega, the intimate evening will be a chance for women to network and have conversations around design, business and women in the industry, over decadent cocktails and sharing plates in the relaxed space.
Co-founder Lynette started her architecture career in Brisbane in 1979 when she was the only woman in a class of 59 men. At just nineteen years old, she started her own architectural practice, de la Vega Architects with her husband Alejandro. Passionate about architecture and food, she is one ‘Sydney’s Coffee Kings” who pioneered the Antipodean coffee movement. In 1983, they took on their first restaurant client, a brand called Aromas in Brisbane. The innovative counter service that they designed became iconic in Australia, starting a blueprint that we see in cafes globally today.
The de la Vega’s have been widely credited as the originators of the café scene that is now taken for granted in Australia today. This is due to their pioneering fusion of architectural design creating an enticing and comfortable atmosphere with a fresh approach to quality, modern Australian food based on an all-day dining menu and a new standard in coffee.
The event will be a great networking opportunity for anyone interested in design and architecture (or good food and coffee based cocktails). Everyone will be seated around a large family styled dining table and enjoy a set shared menu, paired with wine and cocktails.
Abuelo, 26 Southampton St, London WC2E 7RS
4 October, 7:00pm
Tickets are priced at £45, fee including a set shared menu paired with wine and an arrival cocktail: eventbrite.com